Number 8 vibrates with the symbol of infinity as its shape. While the number 8 vibration is associated with empire building and destroying, its message is one of renewal. The number 8 seeks money and power, but it also comes back around to a point of balance in an endless cycle.
The geometric shape of the 8 is the octagon, which can be found in Islamic art, and in nature (spiders, jellyfish, and octopi). Astrologically, 8 is associated with the planet Saturn, which governs career, ambition, authority, and social structures, and is associated with practicality and reality, boundaries, and limitations. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and Aquarius, and its slow-moving energy conveys patience and justice, which are also qualities attributable to 8’s. In Chinese culture, 8 is considered a lucky number.
There’s 8 energy in your numerology chart if any of your calculations reduce to 8, or you were born on the 8, 17 or 26th of any month.
8 appears symbolically in many traditions, as an elemental, female form for life. In Hinduism, the Great Mother Goddess is formed of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and the qualities Wet, Col, Dry and Hot. In Native American Traditions, the Great Mother Goddess is represented by an 8-legged spider. An 8-pointed star is the symbol of Ishtar, the ancient Sumerian Goddess. There are 8 feast days in the Wiccan tradition: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh and Mabon.
Its Tarot card is Strength, and in the case of the number 8, it is strength that is expressed with wisdom, grace and dignity, as in power with, not power over. The 8 uses strength strategically and exercises quiet authority to move business forward.
The spiritual meaning of 8 is infinite love, infinite energy, and infinite abundance. It represents finding a point of energetic balance between the physical and spiritual world, because 8’s are equally spiritual and materialistic. 8’s are also associated with karma and destiny. The force of 8 can be used towards both creation and destruction, and along with renewal comes payback in the form of karma.
The 8 personality is strong, self-disciplined, and ambitious. The 8 is a rational, strategic leader who works hard and operates with the highest standards of professionalism. 8’s are well liked and respected. They’re extroverted and generous; they’ll run a profitable company and use some of the profits to start a foundation. Though they tend to be risk adverse, they’ll bounce back from failure and do even better the next time around.
8’s can overextend themselves due to inherent control issues and fear of failure. They can fall into deep depression before they pull themselves back up to try again. A self-aware 8 will strategically choose people to balance his or her energies – perhaps a 4 to delegate the tactical details, and a 9 to remind the team of the big picture beyond material success. The more an 8 can remember to seek balance, the more it can come home to its true nature.
Practical 8’s are not very romantic, but they’re loving partners. Without meaning to, when they fall out of balance, they can start treating their relationships like business deals, and run hot and cold. A psychic reading can help shine a light on this dynamic and support the 8 to get back into balance.
Life path numbers that harmonize with 8 energy are 2, 4 and 6. A number 2 will listen to you without taking charge, and help you see two sides of an issue. You’ll find this to be both validating and strategically valuable, and the 2 will feel valued knowing they were able to exert positive influence from behind the scenes. A partnership with a 4 will match you energetically, as you’re both practical and grounded, but you both could easily slide into treating your love relationship like a business relationship. A partnership with a 6 would provide balance – you’ll experience tremendous love to support you in the world, and provide a loving and strong foundation for the 6 – just be careful not to allow your control issues make the kindhearted 6 feel unappreciated.
As an 8, you are the power magnet of any group. You get things done working well with power and influence. You reach for the stars. And you like to be in control. Success in careers could include working as CEO, builder, composer, corporate lawyer, or a film producer. In your moves up the ladder, choose Thursdays and Fridays as your days to network and interview.